Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look yesterday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests. In a demonstration for media cameras, the bomb squad set off a series of controlled explosions in a disused quarry overlooking the city’s high-rise skyline, blowing up a watermelon and shredding the front of a minivan. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin